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  Capital News Today  CSPAN  February 11, 2011 1:42am-1:57am EST

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[laughter] during this time in america, when everyone is desperately trying to find or keep their job, there's a long line of people that sign up for the chance to be fired. next speaker. he quite honestly need no introduction whatsoever. donald trump is one of the most successful businessmen in the world, and multiple best-selling author, creator and star of the one of the popular television franchises company committed fiscal conservative and a proud american in his recent interview with ron ti series we saw this as a believes this great country is worth fighting for and someone who was speaking about tossing his tag in the ring for the 2012 presidential nomination. [applause] of course, that journey must begin with all of you today. please join me in welcoming mr. donald trump.
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♪ ♪ >> what a nice group. beautiful. thank you very much. great to be here. >> you are hired. this is beautiful. let me begin by thanking cpac for the opportunity to address so many of you today. it's a wonderful forum and an honor to be here. thank you very much. while i am not at this time a
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candidate for the presidency, i will decide by june whether or not it will become one. and i will tell you to reason that i'm thinking about it is that the united states has become the whipping post for the rest of the world. the world is treating us without respect. they are not treating us properly. america -- [applause] america today is missing quality leadership in foreign countries have quickly realized this. it is for this reason that the united states is becoming the laughingstock of the world. whether we like it or don't like it, that is what's happening. i do with people from china. i.t. with people from mexico. they cannot believe what they are getting away with. i have said on numerous occasions that countries like china, like india, south korea, mexico and the opec nations view
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our leaders as weak and in effect give and have repeatedly taken advantage of them to the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars a year when they talk about raising your taxes, they raise the taxes on some of these countries they are taking advantage of the united states. [applause] over the years i participated in the many battles and have really almost come out very very victorious every single time. i've beat many people and companies and have won many wars. i feared and intelligently earned billions of dollars which in a sense was a scorecard to knowledge needs of our abilities. during my lifetime -- a little bit different from what you've been hearing.
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during my lifetime, i've always been told a person of great accomplishment and achievement cannot become a politician or run for political office because there are too many enemies, both very smart and not so smart strewn along this highway to success. people have been in wars -- and this is were. life is pleasant, but it can be more. people have been in wars, even the most successful leave themselves open to great criticism from the many they have beaten and those that have watched the battles. the fact is, this theory of a very successful person running for office is really tested because most successful people don't want to be scrutinized to refuse to notice what happens. if you see it, that's what happens. and this is why we don't have the kinds of people that we shouldn't have running for office.
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unfortunately, this is the kind of person that the country needs and they needed now. we don't have time to wait 25 years. this country is in serious trouble and we need it now. [applause] our current president came out of nowhere. in fact, the people who went to school with them never saw them. they don't know who it is. [applause] with more track record and i will tell you it's got nothing to criticize. wonderful guy. it's a nice man, but there is no record. he didn't go on wars, battles, didn't beat this one, have enemies all over the place. nobody knew who the he was. even our president. he is our president.
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but he is our president. "businessweek" magazine, which is now bloomberg business week said said in a vote of donald trump was the world's most competitive business president. i don't know if that's true or not, but with no case be number two on warren buffett be number three, steve ford stated that i was one of the greatest entrepreneurs in the history of free trade. that's an important one because we don't have free trade. we don't have free trade. we don't have fair trade and i am a fair trade reliever. i love open market, but not when china is manipulating currency. not when all the other fact tours have taken place.
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[cheers and applause] and i can tell you, i am a big buyer of products. they build holdings in other things. and so many of those products unfortunately come from china and other countries, but china. we are rebuilding china. you go to china right now they are building the biggest airports in the world, the best everything. and in doing it, because we buy so much of the product. and the reason we buy their product is because their currency is so low and they have it artificially so low that it makes it almost impossible for companies to compete. i tell you the one thing that's very important. our companies make a better product. it's very important to know we a better product.
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[applause] was steve "forbes" and the disney weak statement continuing to shape the united states is an right now, we need a competitive person. we need a highly competent person or we are going to have very, very serious trouble very quickly. [applause] ism on numerous occasions that we should watch china and opec because by the way, worse than china, worse than everyone, opec. they are truly ripping us. and you know, i wrote it down is coming over here today -- would've many people in the cars cars that my gosh, look at that. he didn't use the word gosch, but i'm going to use it. $4.54 a gallon for gas. it is going to go much higher,
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folks. get used to it because we have nobody the cause of opec. they are only there because of us. we protect them. we have nobody that cause up opec and say, that price better get lower and up better get lower fat. we have nobody that does that. [applause] they have a free reign. they have a free reign and the amazing. the other day there is a small lake in the alaska pipeline. i said watch, opec will announce an increase. they did. they announced an increase. any time there's a problem. egypt -- vehicle situation in egypt, people in the square. opec announces an increase. anytime there's a problem they announced the nobody says anything. nobody says it's unwarranted. anyway, so you have to watch opec. you have to tell opec, those
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prices are coming down and they are coming down fast and we're not paying $7, $8, $9. in a year or two for nine to prepare that eye. it sure is you are sitting there because we have nobody to speak to. how about this morning i am leaving new york and germany is find the new york stock exchange. can you believe it? i thought he was kidding. i said is this april fools' day? germany, a major company in germany is buying the new york stock exchange. how about the smaller pirate? you know that doesn't pertain to us. a simple with that the. give me one good admiral and a couple of good ships, we blast them out of the water so fast. [cheers and applause] so i have a reputation for telling it like it is. i am known for my candor. i've had a lot of great victories and i may be willing to put that to her.
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i mean, frankly i wish there was a candidate that i would be fantastic because i love what i'm doing. in fact, at the great club that 15 minutes away. [booing] by the way, ron paul cannot collect dead, i'm sorry to say. [cheers and applause] [laughter] [applause] indianola dallas? i like ron paul. he think he is a good guy, but honestly he has zero chance of getting the lack of it. you have to win an election. and i can tell you this.
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if i were out and i win, this country will be respect it again. this country will be respect to begin. i can tell you that. [cheers and applause] [cheers and applause] i graduated from the wharton school of finance, which is the best business school in my opinion. i graduated from the wharton school of finance as well as military school. both of those educational background that come into play to shape my personal and business relationship with what i do enjoy to it with. their tactics and strategies involved in any form of leadership and i am well acquainted with both.
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i am also well acquainted with winning and that's what this country needs now, winning. [cheers and applause] just very briefly, i am pro-life. [cheers and applause] i am against gun control. [cheers and applause] i agree with your previous speaker and i will fight to end obama cared and replace it. [cheers and applause] i will replace it with something that makes sense for people in business and not bankrupt the country. [cheers and applause]
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if i decide to run, i will not be raising taxes. [cheers and applause] we will be taken in hundreds of billions of dollars from other countries that are screwing a. [cheers and applause] we will be creating vast numbers of dead good jobs -- thank you very much. and we will rebuild our country so that we can be proud. our country will be great again. thank you very much. it's an honor. thank you. viewsonic ♪ >> thank you very much.
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